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A few years ago, I was one of those elitists that said people who didn't code directly in C had weak minds. Then I learned Perl, and discovered that fluently programming in Perl can be just as intellectually satisfying as C or ASM. I was delighted when I finally understood the Schwartzian Transform. My mouth hit the floor when I saw this solution (external link) for creating an ASCII Cantor set.

So, I think the solution to low-level elitism is to show off some of the amazing solutions that can be developed with high-level concepts.

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I wanted to explore how Perl's closures can be manipulated, and ended up creating an object system by accident.
-- Schemer

Note: All code is untested, unless otherwise stated


In reply to Re: Scripting Language Biases: The Tech-Sector's New Menace? by hardburn
in thread Scripting Language Biases: The Tech-Sector's New Menace? by lacertus

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